9 Things You’re Probably Forgetting To Clean

The season to spring clean has come! When cleaning their homes, people typically clean the important spots, such as the floor, windows, shelves, bathroom walls, etc. However, there are also areas that many people tend to overlook.

Here are some things that you probably forgot to clean.

1. Doorknobs and handles

Doorknob and handle
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For something that you touch so frequently, the doorknobs, and handles in your home are definitely among the top things that you are probably forgetting to clean. Even though they’re small, they can harbor a lot of germs and bacteria too!

To clean them, simply wipe them with a cloth and some cleaning agent. You can also use cotton swabs or cotton balls to clean the dirt that is stuck in the cracks.


2. Mattress

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People usually wash and change into new bedsheets regularly, but rarely cleans the mattresses. Cleaning a mattress is very important because mattresses tend to have dust, dirt, dead skin flakes, and dust mites!

To clean a mattress, simply vacuum the entire surface of the mattress and clean any stains using a cleaning agent. To get rid of any odor, you can sprinkle baking soda over the mattress and let it sit for 24-hours. Alternatively, get professional mattress cleaning services on Kaodim!


3. Rubbish bin

Rubbish bin
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While a rubbish bin’s purpose is to contain dirty trash, you shouldn’t forget to regularly clean it as well. If you leave your rubbish bin uncleaned for too long, they might start smelling like a dead rat!

Save your nose the trouble, and regularly give your rubbish bin a good rinse to rid it of the foul smell. You can dry it under the sun to disinfect it, but you can also spray disinfectant if you want better protection.


4. Shower Curtain

Clean Shower Curtain
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No, spraying your shower curtain with water while you’re in the shower doesn’t count as cleaning. Shower curtains often get hard water stains, mildew, and mold on them, so it’s important that you remember to clean them every now and then.

To clean your shower curtain, wash it in the washing machine by using baking soda, detergent, and vinegar. Alternatively, you can also hand-wash it and scrub all the dirt off!


5. Washing Machine

Washing Machine
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As the insides of washing machines are hot and humid in nature, they make the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria! Furthermore, detergent residue also creates a thin film that can trap bacteria and odor particles. You wouldn’t want your clean clothes to smell awful, right?

If so, be sure to clean the interior of your washing machine at least once a month. Simply run your washing machine with hot water, white vinegar, and baking soda. Rinse again with hot water, and be sure to clean the dispenser, filter, and other smaller components!


6. Under and behind the toilet bowl

Clean Toilet bowl
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Typically, people clean toilet bowls by scrubbing its interiors. However, if you want to clean it thoroughly, you shouldn’t forget to scrub under and behind the toilet bowl too!

A lot of dirt and grub can be found on the exterior of your toilet bowl, especially in areas that you don’t usually pay attention to. Be sure to scrub all the dirt off with an effective cleaning agent and toilet brush!


(Pro Tip: You can also hire professional cleaners via Kaodim!)


7. Toothbrush Holder

Clean Toothbrush Holder
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Toothbrush holders are very intimate things because they hold the very object that you put into your mouth. Toothbrush holders can harbor a lot of bacteria and germs, which might make you sick! You wouldn’t want to put bacteria into your mouth, right?

Be sure to regularly clean your toothbrush holder. Simply scrub away any stains and dirt, then rinse with hot water or soak with antibacterial mouthwash for several minutes.


8. Broom, dustpan, mop, and vacuum

Clean Broom, dustpan, mop, and vacuum.
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How can you keep your home clean if your cleaning tools are dirty? It is common for people to immediately put the tools away after they are done with cleaning, but you shouldn’t do that!

Be sure to clean your brooms, dustpan, mops, and vacuum cups after using! Remove all of the dirt, dust, and hair that gets stuck on your tools, and rinse them thoroughly. You can also disinfect them after every use.


9. Kitchen Towels

Clean Kitchen Towels
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It’s inevitable for kitchen towels to be wet, but you should definitely wash them regularly for better hygiene!

When left unclean for too long, kitchen towels will start to give out unpleasant smells. As they are typically used to clean your counters and dining table, they are also bound to have a lot of grease on them. Kitchen towels can be easily clean by soaking them with white vinegar and baking soda.


In with the new, and out with the old! Clean away all of the bad stuff from the previous year, and start your year fresh. Connect to our professionally trained cleaning experts to get your house looking good as new.